Edith Cavell Postcard; c.1915-1919; 1995_254

Name/Title

Edith Cavell Postcard

About this object

Edith Cavell postcard WW1. Made of card with a silk print of Edith Cavell with two dogs in black and white on the front. Edith Cavell was a war nurse who was executed in 1915 by the Germans with the charge of treason for helping allied soldiers escape German occupied Belgium. This event caused outrage in the world, and her story was used as propaganda for support of the Allies cause. After the war, hospitals, schools, streets were named after her around the world in her honour including a hospital in nearby (to The Kauri Museum) Paparoa, New Zealand.

Date Made

c.1915-1919

Place Made

France

Medium and Materials

paper

Measurements

14cm length x 8.8cm width

Subject and Association Description

postcard, WW1

Credit Line

Mrs Hazel Williamson

Object Type

postcard

Object number

1995_254

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
card
Carte Postal
Edith Cavell
nurse
Paris
postcard
print
silk
two dogs
WW1

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